Health is Wealth: Rest Day - Day 22/243

Low days exist to remind you that you still have choices.

High days, exist to remind you of how fast you rebound... among other things.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 60
Relative Balance: 7 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 7hr 39min
Overall morning mood: Felt great. Could feel I didn’t get enough sleep.

Home: Yoga - Day 22 Full Body Awareness

Core Power Yoga:

  1. Yoga: 60min C1 Class.

  2. Average HR: 106

  3. C1 class was slower flow Vinyasa class with a warm room but not near as hot as the C2 class or Hot Yoga class. I loved it.

Notes: It was a rest day but was in a super fucking rad mood all day. Had told myself repeatedly that I needed to start practicing meditating. I have found it to be a struggle to get to the matte at home even for a couple of minutes. Today I forced myself to. I sat a timer and oddly enough, had no problem! It felt too soon when the ringer went off. All around good. day. Ill meet you at the Corner of 8th & Insanity tomorrow. Early to bed tonight, need more sleep!


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth - Week 4 Schedule

Happiness is the shortcut to anything you want in your life. If you can just manage to feel and be happy now, the rest will come.

MONDAY: Rest Day
YOGA DAY 22 - Full Body Awareness


TUESDAY: Stability Circuit
YOGA DAY 23 -Freedom & Forgiveness


WEDNESDAY: Rest Day
CHIROPRACTIC & PT WORK
YOGA DAY 24 - Gentle Tummy Yoga


THURSDAY: Stability Circuit
YOGA DAY 25 - Dancing Warrior Sequence


FRIDAY: Cardio Day (60min - Aerobic)
YOGA DAY 26 - Earth Practice, Total Body Yoga


SATURDAY: STABILITY CIRCUIT + Cardio
YOGA DAY 27 - Flexible, Fearless & Fun


SUNDAY: Rest Day
YOGA DAY 28 - Playful Yoga Practice


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Cardio Day - Day 21/232 #RUN

Brave are those who make decisions despite their fear, who are tormented by the Devil every step of the way and gripped by anxiety about their every action, wondering if they are right or wrong. And yet nevertheless, they act.
— Brida

HRV Score: 54
Relative Balance: 7 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 8hr 11min
Overall morning mood: Felt like I slept pretty well and in a pretty good mood. I did feel a little rushed and stressed but felt thru it and let it go as quickly as I could

Home: Yoga - Day 21 - Joyful Home Practice

Core Power Yoga:

  1. Yoga: 60min C1 Class.

  2. Average HR: 106

  3. C1 class was slower flow Vinyasa class with a warm room but not near as hot as the C2 class or Hot Yoga class. I loved it.

Gym:

  1. Run South Island, NZ: 0%

    1. 60min

    2. 6.53mi

    3. Ave HR 138

    4. EG: 00 feet

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It is honorable for a man to admit his fears, resistance, and edge for practice. It is simply true that each man has hit limit, his capacity for growth, and his destiny. But it is dishonorable for him to lie to himself or others about his real place. He shouldn’t pretend he is more enlightened than he is. Nor should he stop short of his actual edge. The more a man is playing his real edge, the more valuable he is as good company for other men, the more he can be trusted to be authentic and fully present Where a man’s edge is located is less important than whether he is actually living his edge in truth, rather than being lazy or deluded.
— Deida

The Corner of 8th & Insanity: Here’s the deal dude… Fear. You are starting to wake up and the thing is, once you do, there is no turning back. You can’t. If you try, you will feel it every second of the day. If you were one thousand percent fearless, would you be doing what you are doing at this very moment to make a living? I know you wouldn’t. And you do know it too. I am proud of you for taking steps moving towards your full potential. Moving towards what makes you happiest. Give it your all. You are going to remember this conversation at point in time that you are giving every bit of yourself to it. I know you are bit afraid, it is the unknown. Well, truthfully, it may not even be the unknown. You have a vision in the back of your mind. You know what I am talking about. When you get there, it will be deja vu.. It will be as if you saw the future. Trust me man. Just fucking trust me.

You do not want to live a life that is secure and comfortable. That is the equivalent of dead. That type of life lacks aliveness, it lacks depth. Be inspired man. Be that inspirational energy of a man that lives at his fucking edge, constantly.. That is the example you want to set. And you know I am talking about. They came to mind instantly. That is your biggest fear. I know it. You know it. It is okay to have fears. That is normal. But get ready and be ready to fucking press those damn lips against them day in and day out.

A free man is free to acknowledge his fears, without hiding them, or hiding from them..
— Deida

LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Stability Circuit - Day 20/232 #RUN

Love is the Only thing that activates our intelligence and our creativity, that purifies and liberates us.
— The Zahir

HRV Score: 52
Relative Balance: 6 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 9h 21min
Overall morning mood: I woke up with my mind running. I had received a text around 1am, that left me a bit unpleased that was work related. I read it about 2:30 when I woke up to use the bathroom and it was pretty vague so my mind was left to wonder how bad the incident was. When I woke up, I knew it was going to fuck with my HRV score which bothered me even more so I just said fuck it, lets go. Time to move!

Home: Yoga - Day 20 - Heart Practice
Yoga: Core Power C1 Class

Gym: Stability Circuit

  1. Trinity Mountain Run - 25 minutes

    1. Aerobic

    2. 3.45miles

    3. Average HR: 136. Max 145

  2. Standard Pull Ups - 3 x 10

  3. Dumb-bell Squats (Dumb bell held under chin) - 3 x 15 @35lbs

  4. Standing Cable Pulls - 3 x 20 @20lbs

  5. Standard Push ups - 3 x 20

  6. Hip Extensions on Stability Ball - 3 x 20 W/5sec pause

  7. Dumb bell Chek Press - 3 x 15 @10lbs

  8. Stability Ball Seated Cable Rotations - 3 x 12/side @ 15lbs

  9. Russian Leg Curls - 1 x 5, 1 x 4, 1 x 3

Notes: I spent the rest of the day resting for the most part. I knew I have a long cardio day tomorrow and then its an active rest week.


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Stability Circuit - Day 19/232 #RUN

Do you really need someone else’s permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? I say, “Ready. Now.”
— The Universe

HRV Score: 60
Relative Balance: 8 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 9h 21m
Overall mood: Had a great night of rest. I felt.

Home: Day 19 - Breath And Body Practice

Core Power Yoga:

  1. Yoga: 60min C2 Class.

  2. Average HR: 108

Gym: Stability Circuit 3x

  1. REACH-BACKS - 15/SIDE
    2. CLAM SHELLS - 15/SIDE
    3. PRONE COBRA - 30SEC UP/30 SEC REST X4
    4. HIP EXTENSIONS - 20 W/10 SEC HOLD AT TOP
    5. SEATED TUMMY VACUUM’S - 25 BREATHS
    6. PRONE PLANK - 60/90/120 SECONDS

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Most men make the error of thinking that one day it will be done. They think, “If I can work enough, then one day I could rest.” Or, “One day my woman will understand something and then she will stop complaining.” Or, “I’m only doing this now so that one day I can do what I really want with my life.” The masculine error is to think that eventually things will be different in some fundamental way. They won’t. It never ends. As long as life continues, the creative challenge is to tussle, play and make love with the present moment while giving your unique gift.
— David Deida

The Corner of 8th & Insanity: You woke up feeling great. The snow came hard over night. Winter is here. Kids were up and ready to go, Lu had her snow pants, gloves and hat from the year before that still fit. Bubs didn’t. Melt down. He made it abundantly clear that the rain/hunting boots he wore last year were not acceptable. This was your fault. He has a way of making you feel like a real piece of shit parent. I get it. You felt inadequate. You feel that you can do no right by him. And once again, you let him down. It was the first snow and you hadn’t been to the store to get him boots that fit. His words tear through you heart like to no other. I know what you’re feeling, but you have to remember that he is a kid. Things that seems like nothing to you can be monumental to him. It’s his age. Understanding. His emotions are running wild, he loves you. You know he does. And what he needs from you is more patience, love and understanding.

You let the day get worse from here. Well, you definitely rallied into the afternoon, thanks to your Yoga class but you let the morning crash. Do you know where you went wrong? What you could have done. You didn’t feel through it. All it would’ve taken is a good cry and it would’ve been over. You would’ve felt your way through this. Turn in and closing your heart is not the route to take, you have proven this time and time again. Again, you let that feeling inadequacy (your ego) and that self hate control the situation. You had a choice. Remember that? We already know the house is a mess. And there is too much shit. She isn’t your emotional punching bag. There was no reason that any of it should have been taken out on her. She deserves better than that, and you know it. Cleaning out the house, creating a calm clean and easily manageable environment would do you all tremendous good. BUT… you know what? After a morning of feeling like a crappy parent probably wasn’t the best time to bring that up. You know the head space you were in. Not. The. Time.

Closing down in the midst of pain is a denial of a man’s true nature. A superior man is free in feeling and action, even amidst great pain and hurt. If necessary, a man should live with a hurting heart rather than a closed one. He should learn to stay in the wound of pain and act with spontaneous skill and love even from that place.

If there is one thing that today proved to you, it is how much you need yoga in your life. ha. You know how calm and relaxed you felt after that class today. The weight was gone. Your head was clear and you felt full of love again. Breathe and feel through this shit man. It ain’t worth getting this worked up. Bubs is a kid and its just shit in the house that will eventually get tossed or donated. You know the right way to go about this. You know. I know you know. So fucking do it. She loves you. And will do anything for you, so give her that in return. I know you want to. Its just a matter of breathing in and breathing out the bullshit before you let your mouth fucking run. Simple man. It’s that fucking simple.

You know when your solar plexus becomes tense and contracted. This is a sign that of an unskillful reaction to hurt and pain. You contract, you tighten up and you close up. That is what happens dude. Your inability to breathe through even some of this minor bullshit. It is partly ego and you know it. That tension is a self protective mechanism, but when it happens, you are no longer free. If you want to be the example to your kids that you want to be, you have practice and force that fucking heart of yours open even in times of hurt. They are kids, you have a whole fucking lifetime a head of this, times three! If you want to learn to master these situations, truly master them, you have to breathe through it. Sit them down, look at them, breathe through it so that you can feel the entire situation. When you do, I promise, you will have a greater understanding and you will become the warrior of light that they need from you. You have it in you, I know you do. You got this. And remember, treat her like the queen that she is. She deserves you, the best version of you. A warrior of light…Til next time amigo.

Train your mind to see something good in everything.
— Buddhist Proverb

Live Fearless. Not Reckless.


Health is Wealth: Rest Day - Day 18/232 #RUN

At first we thought it would be really cool if only your “positive” thoughts became the things and events of your life.

But then we couldn’t think of any things or events that wouldn’t eventually be considered “positive,” so we decided to just leave you “turned on” all the time.

B-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z...
— The Universe

HRV Score: 55
Relative Balance: 5 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 9h 12m
Overall morning mood: Slept well. Knew it was a rest day and it was needed. Chill day.

Home: Yoga - Day 18 - Wonder Yoga

Core Power Yoga:

  1. Yoga: 60min C1 Class.

  2. Average HR: 100

  3. C1 class was slower flow Vinyasa class with a warm room but not near as hot as the C2 class.

Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
— St. Augustine

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LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth: Stability Circuit - Day 17/232

The trick to blending work and play, lies not in what you do, but in how you view what you do.

See work as play and see play as important - super, very.

Super, very important!
— The Universe
The Master acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
— Lao Tzu

HRV Score: 56
Relative Balance: 9 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 9h 33min
Overall morning mood: I woke up feeling awesome. I felt like I slept like a rock. According to my Garmin, I got roughly 4h 15m of deep sleep which is high for me. Last night I googled best sound frequency to sleep to and Delta (less than 4 Hz) popped up so I thought I’d give it a shot. I had it playing in Bose speaker behind my bed relatively quiet. I found a playlist on Spotify and went with The Northern Lights on repeat. Gonna give another whirl tonight! We shall see how it goes. I was seeing crazy synchronicity all morning. I saw 1,111 steps, saw my heart rate at 111 numerous times when I checked my watch. Mileage I saw was 115454. The morning was great..

Home: Yoga - Day 17 - Happiness Boost Yoga

Gym: Stability Circuit

  1. Elliptical - Yosemite Warm Up (10min Warm up)

    1. 1 mile

    2. EG: 830ft

    3. Ave Hr 124

  2. Trinity Mountain Run - 25 minutes

    1. Aerobic

    2. 2.74miles

    3. Average HR: 146

  3. Standard Pull Ups - 3 x 10

  4. Dumb-bell Squats (Dumb bell held under chin) - 3 x 15 @35lbs

  5. Standing Cable Pulls - 3 x 20 @20lbs

  6. Standard Push ups - 3 x 20

  7. Hip Extensions on Stability Ball - 3 x 20 W/5sec pause

  8. Dumb bell Chek Press - 3 x 15 @10lbs

  9. Stability Ball Seated Cable Rotations - 3 x 12/side @ 15lbs

  10. Russian Leg Curls - 1 x 5, 1 x 4, 1 x 3

Notes: I forgot my chest strap, so I had to keep placing my hands on the Treadmill monitor to make sure my heart rate was staying under 145. I was. It was just a little frustrating. My Garmin Wrist Watch that has a hear rate monitor doesn’t work for shit. On a normal run, where my heart rate stays consistently between 135 and 140, my garmin will tell me I am running at 159-178 beats per minute. WTF. At some point during the run I started to feel tired. I could feel it coming both physically and mentally. I was initially going to run down town to read for a few hours before work but decided to head home instead. I ate..a lot and then took an hour nap. I noticed some tightness in my hips and a little soreness in my right shoulder. Tomorrow is a rest day. I think it is much needed. Frustrating, considering how great I felt this morning. Then a workout Friday-Sunday and then an active recovery week. I have a feeling I will be taking that recovery week abnormally slow. Probably a good thing..

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The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.

The Corner of 8th & Insanity: You had a great start but the day fell apart. I can tell you still don’t entirely know or understand why. That’s okay…You know, Momma always said their would be days like this..perhaps your lesson in this is to slow down a bit. It appeared as though you rushed from one thing to another today. Slow down. Enjoy. Were you even fully present at your Chiropractic appointment. No, I don’t believe you were. You were thinking and trying to figure out if you were going to be able to hit up Core Power, and the complete your workout before getting to work. Your mind was running. That was a selfish move. Your brother took time out of his day, unpaid to help you. Yes you listened. And I know how appreciative you are of his help. Today, that was irrelevant. You weren’t present. At all. Even working out, I don’t believe your mind was there. Perhaps that is your lesson for the day. BE PRESENT. The day is over and it close to bed time. Learn from it, be aware of it. Let it go. Forgive yourself for it.

Dude- you are your own worst enemy. At the same time, you know yourself better than anyone else. We wanted to discuss this self love today. Self acceptance. Total self acceptance. You don’t get pick and choose which qualities to accept. Once you begin to accept yourself for who you are, your internal demons and self hate will disappear. Trust me. Flood your fucking shadows with light. Why not!? You cannot truly love anyone else until you truly love your self.

Your mind & ego have a way of hiding your self hate. Healing has and will be difficult but you are on the right path. Stay with it. I promise you it will be worth it. Listen… real love understands that subconsciously monsters exist but when they surface, that true love will be accepting. Totally. Do you know why? Because Love and acceptance knows that suppression does not bode well. How can it?

Your self criticism, judgmental attitude, eating unhealthy, lacking sleep, wasting time doing shit that doesn’t matter or is waste of time, some days pure laziness, inability to accept others as they are, lack of setting goals and continual self doubt are forms of self hate that you need to deal with. They all prove to be moments of non acceptance of yourself. You may not hate yourself all the time, but if you do not heal these issues, the cracks will become larger and larger. We know what you have to do to heal. For one, it starts with forgiveness. That unconditional love. You have to understand and be aware that your mistakes are part of life. You are what you are and you know what you know because of what and where you have been. Mistakes are learning opportunities. You know that already! They are going to happen. By forgiving yourself for your mistakes of the past, you are releasing those feelings, in effect not dwelling on them.

The more you repress these thoughts and feelings, the more vicious they become. Be true with yourself. While, it may be easier said than done, stop fighting yourself man. Just let yourself BE. Real love is a state of non expectation. Total acceptance. Trust me, the world will become a happier and more beautiful place the more you love yourself. Your world is a mirror of you

I want you to stop the self criticism. It isnt constructive what so ever. When ever you notice or feel a destructive thought coming.. I just want you to acknowledge it. And try to understand why you feel that way. From there, just tell yourself you disagree, replace it with something positive. No matter how dumb it may feel in the moment. Then I want you to remind your self that you love and accept every tiny bit of yourself and that mistakes happen. Til Next time…

Health is Wealth: Cardio - Day 16/243 #RUN

If speaking to a spiritual novice during the darker days of human evolution, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “He” were angry, testing, and judgmental.

To someone a bit more savvy, during easier times, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “She” were always loving, nurturing, and forever conspiring on your behalf.

And to someone on the verge of a total breakthrough, during the latter days of human evolution, one might explain God by asking them to turn up the music, take off their shoes, walk in the grass, unleash the dogs, free the canary, catch a breeze, ride a wave, dance every day, get up early, take a nap, stay out late, eat chocolate, feel the love, give stuff away, earn it back, give some more, and laugh.... Really.

Really, really.

Catch a breeze!
— The Universe

HRV Score: 54
Relative Balance: 7 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 8hr 11min
Overall morning mood: Felt like I slept pretty well and in a pretty good mood. I did feel a little rushed and stressed but felt thru it and let it go as quickly as I could

Home: Yoga - Day 16 - Eazy Breezy Beautiful Yoga

Core Power Yoga:

  1. Yoga: 60min C1 Class.

  2. Average HR: 106

  3. C1 class was slower flow Vinyasa class with a warm room but not near as hot as the C2 class or Hot Yoga class. I loved it.

Gym:

  1. Run South Island, NZ: 0%

    1. 60min

    2. 6.53mi

    3. Ave HR 138

    4. EG: 00 feet

Notes: Yoga was awesome today. I enjoyed our instructor, she was knowledgeable and I really like when they take the time to show alternative poses to certain moves. The C1 class was a bit slower flow vinyasa and the room was not quite as warm. Still broke a sweat. I went directly to the gym from Yoga as is was my cardio day and after about 30min I felt like I had trouble keeping my heart rate down. I had to hop off or walk twice to get my heart rate to drop back below 146 although I was able to keep my HR under 146 the entire run with the exception of those two spikes where is jumped up to 159. I think my mediocre HRV score, empty stomach and perhaps my music was the culprit. I think from now on, I am going to try and listen to really mellow calming music or lyric-less music on my long, aerobic runs.

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Your ego competes and compares yourself to others. Your true self knows realizes that you have to no reason to compete or compare with anyone. The battle is within.

The Corner of 8th & Insanity: You had a good day, but you still woke up stressed and over thinking. It was reflected in your HRV score and your inability to go back to sleep when you woke up significantly too early. Here is the thing though.. As Maryam Hasnaa says, you gotta forgive yourself for your fuck ups. Hold yourself accountable but that is part of self love…forgiveness. You did a pretty good job at feeling it through and letting it go. That was largely due to your yoga practice with Adrienne. You felt it immediately, didn’t you? I know you did. You felt it through your neck, your shoulders, all the way down your spine.

When we get frightened, we want to control everything, and then we shut off the flow of our good. Trust life. Everything we need is here for us.
— Louise L. Hay

When you start to give your ego names, you can differentiate the ego from your true-self. It is a Buddhist technique. The benefit is that it allows you to separate the idea or the feeling from yourself and with that you accept it, its place, and then consciously decide if you want to believe it is truly a good idea or not…to act on it or not. You have to realize the voice is not you. Do not attach to it. The ego will have you believe that it is you, believe me. Your ego will do its best to pound it into you. The beauty of it all, is these thought patterns or repetitive thoughts become options to you. The more you try to suppress them, the stronger they become and they are going to blow a fucking gasket at some point down the line. You have dealt with this enough. That is why you are on this path. To let this shit of the past go. You want the choice, over a reaction. Reactionary measures rarely outweigh the proactive. Shooting from the hip man, time and a place and this ain’t the time, nor the place.

Within your true self is a constant state of love. Don’t forget that. That is what they mean when they say you are God, we all are God. God is entirely with in us. You, your true self is love. You need to relinquish control. Let it fucking go. This another ego trick. There is no lack of love when living your true self. Your true self overflows with love, man. Come on! You, along with the majority of people have been fucking brainwashed into thinking that people act a certain way when they are in love. They don’t. They act in accordance with how they feel about themselves. It is not a reflection of you… And when you don’t see it, you try to control others into acting a certain way that fills these perceived holes or lack. All Control is, is an attempt to gain approval through force. Is that really what you want? How can you actually trust that? If you manipulate or force someone into doing or acting a certain way, how can you possibly fucking trust that they believe or feel what it is that they are doing or saying? You are doing nothing but sucking the life force out of them. Selfishly, it’s pathetic and absolutely ridiculous to live that way. It’s like torturing someone for information. At some point, they are just going to tell you what you want to hear. That is no way to go through life. Believe this…. you act in a controlling manner, know that you feel unloved… and in that, you are not in sync with your true self. There is no fucking lack, dude..Chill!

Knowing your own darkness, is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people
— Carl Jung

Unconditional acceptance of yourself is all you need to silence the voices. You are going to fuck up, that is the nature of the beast. Learn from it, work at it and forgive yourself. Most importantly, forgive yourself. You conquer this ego, and as the Hindu’s view it, “ The ego is a serpent that, once mastered, can be worn around the neck as an adornment.” This is not to say you need to kill your ego, quite the opposite. It truly is your friend, but you, your true self needs to be in the driver seat. Got it? Good. Practice that shit. You know what it going to foce you to practice, Yoga. Meditation and self love dude. SELF LOVE. It’s time for you to get your ass to bed, you know you need the sleep. We’ll start on some more self tomorrow perhaps.


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health Is Wealth: Stability Circuit - Day 15/243

There’s not one person on Earth who’s here for the same reason as you:

Finding and celebrating YOURSELF.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 49
Relative Balance: 1 (sympathetic) - Compared to my personal baseline my sympathetic activity was abnormally high. To avoid over training or over stressing it was suggested that I prioritize rest today. Suggest activities were breathing work, walking and light mobility work.
Sleep: 7h 34min
Overall mood: Woke up at 4:30a and couldn’t fall back asleep. Then was really annoyed with such a low HRV score. However, my workout for the day fell in line with suggested actives so it was all good.

Core Power Yoga:

  1. Yoga: 60min C2 Class.

  2. Average HR: 108

Gym:

  1. Warm Up Hike: South Island, NZ: 6%

    1. 20min

    2. 1.31mi

    3. Ave HR 102

    4. EG: 594ft

  2. Stability Circuit:

    1. I do each exorcise back to back with no rest until the circuit is completed. I went for three rounds today

    2. 60min

    3. Average HR: 95

  1. REACH-BACKS - 15/SIDE
    2. CLAM SHELLS - 15/SIDE
    3. PRONE COBRA - 30SEC UP/30 SEC REST X4
    4. HIP EXTENSIONS - 20 W/10 SEC HOLD AT TOP
    5. SEATED TUMMY VACUUM’S - 25 BREATHS
    6. PRONE PLANK - 60/90/120 SECONDS

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A problematic intestine can send signals to the brain, just as problematic brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or product of anxiety, stress or depression. This is due to the fact that the brain and the gastrointestinal system are intimately connected.

Know what you want and try to go beyond your own expectations
— The Spy

The Corner of 8th & Insanity: The corner of 8th and insanity is really just conversations with myself working on self love. Focusing on my life’s next chapter really. I’m not really sure the destination yet, but what I realized is that as long as I enjoy the day to day, it really doesn’t matter. I have joined a local yoga studio here and plan on completing their teacher training this spring along with training for a marathon in June. Again, who knows. But…Who cares? I read a lot. I am sure that some posts here will just be note keeping, others study notes and probably a lot of just talking to myself. Because…fuck it, why not?

I am reading As Within, So Without By Karen Neverland. So far I find it to be fantastic and has made me reflect upon my life more so than much of what I have read. Well, that isn’t true but I think it uncovered itself in my path for a reason. Perhaps it was just the right time to read it? Ehh

I love this idea that the ego is a serpent. And once I master it, I can wear it around my neck. A Hinduism belief. What is the ego. Thing is, the ego isn’t necessarily bad. It doesn’t view things as right or wrong. It has no moral compass. Its just in survival mode. Always. Survival or non-survival... All that we can do to control it, is love thyself with unconditional acceptance. By doing you can listen to it and your true self can decide if you want to listen to it. It has plenty of names… self hate, stress, anger, worry, control, approval, self doubt. The list goes one. The ego is all those voices in your head telling yourself to take the safe route. The easy route. It’s no wonder you have failed to commit to almost everything in your life. Maybe not everything but everything at the same time. I’m talking unwavering commitment. That faith. Fucking commit. Self hate though. Self hate is that voice of doubt. That cycle. Doubting your ability. Doubting your success. Doubting.. doubting… Take the damn leap. Let it go and be present!

The problem I see with humanity today is we don’t truly know ourselves anymore. We have the nine to five job, we have the house, the children, the bills, the television, the hobbies, and the errands that we run every single day, and we eventually begin to believe that this who we are.
— Ben Stewart

Were going to train your ego like a dog. Your ego, wants to make you happy so it seeks approval. What you feed your ego will ultimately decide how this relationship will work moving forward. Luckily for you, it may only take a few minor adjustments and listening. Listen to your ego. I said, “Listen. That doesn’t mean act.” The ego will present it’d ideas but it is up to you how and if you will use your ego’s advice. Your ego attaches to these labels and ideas and when you listen to it, it grows. You have rewarded your ego for it’s idea. If you should choose not to listen to your ego, it will learn that, that idea was not in favor and will stop presenting it in the future. Free yourself of these labels. Why label yourself when you can be infinite? You can be and do anything.

Each of us is something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against ourselvs
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your ego clings to rationale and creates these stories that justify the poor decisions you have made. Not even poor, but fucking pathetic, boring and safe. You know your real self. You know deep down you are special, you have something special, a gift. You lack the commitment and you care what other people think of you. You walk the line, sometimes reaching your leg way out there barely letting those toes touch on the other side. The fact that the majority of your life, you have had different interests than most the people that surrounded you is the only reason you can say that a sliver of you doesn’t give a fuck what people think. You need to fucking jump. Take that fucking quantum mother fucking leap and jump with two feet. Ego. I am not your ego. I am that self that is telling you that you have let your ego hijack your entire fucking life and enough is enough. Fuck the facts, fuck the odds, just jump. And do it for you. You are no longer sharing these blog posts. Nobody is going to read them, so it doesn’t fucking matter. You might as well let it all out.


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Health is Wealth - Week 3 Schedule

MONDAY: STABILITY CIRCUIT
YOGA DAY 15 - Half Hour Half Moon Practice


TUESDAY: CARDIO - AEROBIC RUN (75min)
YOGA DAY 16 - Easy Breezy Beautiful Yoga


WEDNESDAY: STABILITY CIRCUIT
CHIROPRACTIC & PT WORK
YOGA DAY 17 - Happiness Boost Yoga


THURSDAY: REST DAY
YOGA DAY 18 - Wonder Yoga


FRIDAY: Stability Circuit
YOGA DAY 19 - Breath & Body Practice


SATURDAY: Stability Circuit
YOGA DAY 20 - Heart Practice


SUNDAY: AEROBIC RUN (120MIN)
YOGA DAY 21 - Joyful Home Practice


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Health Is Wealth: Cardio Day - Day 14/243

And if they try to deny their own existence, they will live life bitter and die. So you must learn to follow your destiny, whatever it may be, with joy.
— The Spy

HRV Score: 57
Relative Balance: 6 (sympathetic)
Sleep:
8hr 48m
Overall Mood & Energy:
Meh.. It was a late weekend. Wasn’t in bed early enough and could feel it when I woke up

Home: Yoga Day 14 - Mindful Hatha Yoga Workout
Gym - Cardio Day - Low HR (Aerobic Run - Needed to keep mine under 146)

  • Yosemite Warm up 4%

    • Elliptical

  • Run - New Zealand to Grand staircase 2%

    • 60 minutes

    • 6.64miles

    • Average HR 133

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My initial thought with this blog was to use it a way to hold myself accountable and allow people to follow along. However, moving forward I am just going publish as if nobody is reading this. As I think I would prefer it that way. I knew I would enjoy yoga and have evern more than I thought. So I have decided to enroll in a teacher training program. I wont be following along the Yoga With Adriene anymore, I will be attending classes regularly and then my 200hr teacher training will begin on Feb 20th.

Again, as I evolve and grow, so will this portion of my blog. I am going to combine and use it as a training log and journal. As of right now, I see it broken up into a few sections for each day’s entries.

  1. qotd

  2. hrv

  3. sleep

  4. mood & Diet

  5. workout routine

  6. yoga practice

  7. Journal entry

Health Is Wealth: Cardio Day - Day 13/243

All my life, I thought of loves as some kind of voluntary enslavement. Well, that’s a lie: freedom only exists when love is present. The person who give him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest, is the person who loves most wholeheartedly.
— Eleven Minutes

HRV Score: 58
Relative Balance: 9 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep:
7hr 43m
Overall Mood & Energy:
Rested and Great

Home: Yoga Day 13 - Endurance & Ease
Gym - Cardio Day - Low HR (Aerobic Run - Needed to keep mine under 146)

  • Yosemite Warm up

    • Elliptical

  • Run - Trinity Mountains

    • 60 minutes

    • 6.83miles

    • Average HR 133

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Health Is Wealth: Stability Circuit - Day 11/243

You can change a great many things...

Or you can change.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 58
Relative Balance: 9 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 8hr 55min
Overall Mood: Woke up feeling pretty good. Although, again was up at about 4am unable to fall back asleep until 5am and slept until 7am. Mood was great. Patient and present

Home: Yoga Day 11: Shakti Practice

Gym: Stability Circuit

  1. Grand Staircase Hike (15min Warm up)

    1. .1 miles

    2. EG: 386Ft

    3. Max HR: 113.

  2. Trinity Mountain Run - 30 minutes

    1. Aerobic

    2. 3.45miles

    3. Average HR: 146 (180-34(My age)= 146)

  3. Standard Pull Ups - 3 x 10

  4. Dumb-bell Squats (Dumb bell held under chin) - 3 x 15 @35lbs

  5. Standing Cable Pulls - 3 x 20 @20lbs

  6. Standard Push ups - 3 x 20

  7. Hip Extensions on Stability Ball - 3 x 20 W/5sec pause

  8. Dumb bell Chek Press - 3 x 15 @10lbs

  9. Stability Ball Seated Cable Rotations - 3 x 12/side @ 15lbs

  10. Russian Leg Curls - 1 x 5, 1 x 4, 1 x 3

Internet truth or fiction: Smiling boosts mood and health. Science has shown that the mere act of smiling can lift your mood, lower stress, boost your immune system and even possibly prolong your life. A smile spurs a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing certain hormones including dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression and aggression. I have also read that when you are sick, no matter the disease or illness you should watch nothing but comedy films. As laughter and smiling helps boost the body in fighting. What are your thoughts!?


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Health is Wealth: Stability Circuit Day 10/243 #RUN

And just when we learned that it would be you, again, who’d change the course of the entire human civilization, we learned that this time you’d do it as an insider, on the ground, amongst the masses...
— The Universe

HRV Score: 58
Relative Balance: 10 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 7h 15min
Overall mood: Woke up a irritable at 4:30a and couldn’t fall back asleep. Still felt great thru my workout and rest of the day. I hope I get a lot more sleep tonight!

Home -Yoga: Day 10 - Sun Salutation

Gym - 30 Min Hike on the Treadmill Warm Up equated to 1.6 miles. Ave pace was about 3.3mph and I gained almost 600ft in elevation gain.

15 min roll out with foam roller and mobility ball

Stability Circuit: I do each exorcise back to back with no rest until the circuit is completed. I went for three rounds today

  1. REACH-BACKS - 15/SIDE
    2. CLAM SHELLS - 15/SIDE
    3. PRONE COBRA - 30SEC UP/30 SEC REST X4
    4. HIP EXTENSIONS - 20 W/10 SEC HOLD AT TOP
    5. SEATED TUMMY VACUUM’S - 25 BREATHS
    6. PRONE PLANK - 60/90/120 SECONDS

Internet Truth Or Fiction: “If you have a disease no matter what kind of disease it is, you are anemic. Iron is the mineral that conveys oxygen to the brain. Iron is the spark plug of the human body. When you are deficient in iron you are susceptible to a whole bunch of diseases. Without iron the body looses energy and the immune system begins to give way. There is no oxygen to the brain when iron is low. Without iron, we wrinkle at young age and no longer able to walk straight. - Dr. Sebi’ ……. What are your thoughts on this?


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Health is Wealth: Cardio - Day 9/243 #RUN

There’s only one reason I can think of that an infinitely powerful, all-knowing, fun-loving, eternal gladiator of the Universe would ever choose to be born into a little human body, with stub-able toes, adrift in time, immersed in space, cloaked in mystery:

There’d have to be much more to what was going on than mere mortal eyes could behold, and it would have to be really, really, really, really, really beautiful.

And it so is.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 57
Relative Balance: 7 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 8h 5m
Overall Mood: Woke up feeling okay. Was definitely feeling tight from that Psoas release. I think I am going to do that once every other week or so

Home:

  • Yoga Day 9 - Full Potential Detox Practice

Outside: Willow River Hike

  • 5.65min

  • 1hr 45min

  • Elevation Gain: 729ft

Gym: Wind Sprint Intervals

  • 5 minute warm up Jog

  • 15 - 30sec wind sprints

  • 5 min cool down

    • 2.35 miles

    • Ave HR 154

  • Stretch

Internet Truth or Fiction: Benefits of Ginger

  1. Helps with eczema

  2. Promotes gut integrity

  3. Helps with nausea and vomiting

  4. Reduces stomach discomfort

  5. Protects the liver

  6. Antimicrobial

  7. Pain killer

  8. Anti-inflamatory

  9. Helps with mentral cramps

  10. Helps with allergy and asthma


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Health is Wealth: Stability Circuit - Day 8/243 #RUN

Curiously, while you’re discovering the God within you, I’m discovering the You, within me.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 59
Relative Balance: 9 (Parasympathetic)


Sleep: 7hr 15min


Overall Mood: Woke up feeling great. Especially, after a rest day. Woke up earlier than usual and couldn’t go back to sleep.

Home:

  • Yoga Day 8 - Yoga for Healing & Meditation

  • Deep Psoas Trauma Release

Gym: Stability Circuit

  1. Grand Staircase Hike (15min Warm up)

    1. .85 miles

    2. EG: 315Ft

    3. Max HR: 113.

  2. Trinity Mountain Run

    1. Aerobic

    2. 1.73miles

    3. Average HR: 146 (180-34(My age)= 146)

  3. Standard Pull Ups - 3 x 10

  4. Dumb-bell Squats (Dumb bell held under chin) - 3 x 15 @35lbs

  5. Standing Cable Pulls - 3 x 20 @20lbs

  6. Standard Push ups - 3 x 20

  7. Hip Extensions on Stability Ball - 3 x 20 W/5sec pause

  8. Dumb bell Chek Press - 3 x 15 @10lbs

  9. Stability Ball Seated Cable Rotations - 3 x 12/side @ 15lbs

  10. Russian Leg Curls - 1 x 5, 1 x 4, 1 x 3

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  1. Helps the digestive system perform better

  2. Aids in weight loss

  3. helps heal wounds faster

  4. slows down aging

  5. helps maintain hearth health and beats hypertension

  6. Mitigates cancer risk

  7. Regulates the thyroid gland

  8. Helps in deterring arthritis and inflammation

  9. Beats infection

  10. Boosts skin health and melanin production

  11. Helps beat anemia


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health is Wealth - Week 2 Schedule

MONDAY: STABILITY CIRCUIT
YOGA DAY 8 - Yoga for Healing & Meditation


TUESDAY: CARDIO - Anaerobic RUN (Intervals)
YOGA DAY 9 - Full Potential Detox Practice


WEDNESDAY: STABILITY CIRCUIT
Chiropractic & PT work
YOGA DAY 10 - 10 Min Sun Salutation


THURSDAY: Aerobic Run (30min) & Stability Circuit
YOGA DAY 11 - Shakti Yoga Practice


FRIDAY: REST DAY
YOGA DAY 12 - Yoga For Spinal Health


SATURDAY: CARDIO - Anaerobic RIDE OR RUN (Intervals)
YOGA DAY 13 - Endurance & Ease


SUNDAY: Aerobic Run (60min)
YOGA DAY 14 - Mindful Hatha Yoga Workout


LIVE FEARLESS. NOT RECKLESS.


Health Is Wealth - Rest Day - Day 7/243 #RUN

When you lobe yourself, you glow from the inside. You attract people who love, respect and appreciate your energy. Everything starts with and how you feel about yourself. Start feeling worthy, valuable and deserving of receive the best that life has to offer. Be magnetic.
— The Universe

HRV Score: 58
Sleep: (9h 40m - My Garmin says I got 5 hours of deep sleep. I am not sure how much I agree with that as of lately the night sweats have me up around midnight but that seems to be about it.
Overall Mood: I woke up feeling great. Rested for sure. I could tell that I ran for an hour on Saturday as my calves were a bit tight. Yoga, stretch and rest day. I am proud of myself for not going to the gym today. Woot woot! I like trying new things. Especially when it comes to the bod and helping it feel better. I’ added a video below for Psoas release that a friend at the gym suggested I give a shot. If you try it, let me know what you think!
Home: Yoga - Day 7 - Total Body Yoga

Internet Truth Or Fiction: Physical Change Creates Mental Change - A sick person is seldom happy but a well person often is. As we eliminate material from the body, there is a mind change as well as a body change change because we relieve the mind and brain of the stressful poison of toxic materials. We think more clearly and w’er able to make better decisions. Were able to enjoy our surroundings and w see beauty as we have never seen it before.


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Health is Wealth: Cardio Day - Day 6/243 #RUN

An unhealed person can find offense in pretty much anything someone does.

A healed person understands that the actions of others has absolutely nothing to do with them.

Each day, you get to decide which one you will be.
— The Universe

Affirmation: I am not going to rush anything. I am not going to stress or worry about things will workout for me. Instead of overthinking, I will align my faith with divine timing and trust that everything belongs in my life is making its way towards me right now.

HRV Score: 58
Sleep:
8 Hours
Overall Mood & Energy:
Woke up feeling pretty great. Sinus congestion cleared for the most part and excited for a long cardio day!

Home: Yoga Day 6 - Six Pack Abs
Gym - Cardio Day - Low HR (Aerobic Run - Needed to keep mine under 146)

  • Hike - Grand Staircase

    • 30 Minutes

    • 1.65 Miles

    • Average HR 110

    • Elevation Gain: 590 feet

  • Run - Trinity Mountains

    • 60 minutes

    • 6.83miles

    • Average HR 141

Internet Truth Or Fiction: Alcohol is a Brain Toxin - Alcohol is the only substance that enters into the blood stream and into the human system through walls of the stomach without going through the process of digestion. In reaches the brain almost instantly after swallowed. Pure fucking poison. Drinking weakens your immune system, making your body an easy target for disease.  Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink.  Drinking on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after.


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